Archive | February, 2014

Better Late Than Never: New Years Resolutions

23 Feb

So I fell into the trap of making a resolution and completely dropping the ball a few weeks in. I swore I would work out more and rekindle friendships and eat more vegetables and none of that has lasted, and its only seven weeks into 2014. I’ve gotta say, I’m kind of embarrassed. But, I’m writing to let everyone know yes, I completely failed at this first attempt. But that doesn’t mean I’m going to give up.

My latest struggle is Friday morning I was diagnosed with a double ear infection and a sinus infection. I’ve been doing pretty good in all of my classes though, which is definitely a plus. But, its honesty hour here in Columbia.

My body is a freaking joke. I had a nice few week run of some of those 30 day workout challenges, but I left CoLa for the weekend and never got back on track when I returned. I’ve since been eating way crappy foods, slacking as far as my personal appearance goes, and I can’t tell you the last time I went for a run. I’m disgusted with myself honestly. There is absolutely nothing cute about my love handles, the pimple on my chin, or the roots growing out in my hair. But it’s time for me to get serious and fix this. Courtesy of some good friends and of course Nathan and my parents, I’m getting my shit together. I just (re)downloaded the C25K app, which i suggest everyone give a shot. I hate running, but it is undeniably one of the best workouts out there. It basically conditions your body to run a 5k in eight weeks. And (no offense) I’m convinced that if my father can do it, anyone can do it. My friend Shane, who could basically take on the tital of personal trainer, will be helping me cuztomize a workout regimen to target certain areas. Whiiiiich lets face it, is everything on my body with a muscle. 

I’m not doing this because my parents are nagging me, or because my boyfriend thinks I need to, or because I want to fit in with all my size zero friends.I’m doing it for me. I can either sit and look in the mirror and complain about my thighs or my jeans fitting weird, or I can actually do something aout it. Quite frankly I’m sick of complaining so it’s time for me to get proactive about it. In this day and age, I think everyone is a little unhappy with SOMETHING about themselves. Why stay unhappy if it’s something you can change? I’m not going in this with the expectations of resembling Adriana Lima, which would be nice, but I just want to look as good as I know I can. 

So, for those of you out there, sitting on your computers reading this with a bag of chips by your side while feeling anything less than in love with your body, take this as your sign to get up and do something about it. Remeber, we’re all in this together!

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